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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Super Bowl generates record revenues for hotels

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In addition to being the most-watched televised event of all time, Super Bowl XLIX generated unprecedented revenues for metropolitan Phoenix’s hotel industry. According to Smith Travel Research, revenue per available room (RevPAR), a key indicator of hotel performance, spiked at $324.87 for metro Phoenix on Jan. 31, the day before the Super Bowl. That’s the… Read More →

Toby Keith’s hiring more than 100 workers

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Phoenix-based Boomtown Entertainment, the parent company of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, announced a job fair for the near opening of its 15th location at High Street, formerly known as City North. Boomtown Entertainment is scheduled to open at High Street in March and will staff more than 100 positions for its newest Toby Keith’s I… Read More →

Wealth Management Guide: Mark Feldman

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Mark Feldman, CEO and managing partner, Miller Russell Associates Recognized multiple years as a Barron’s top independent financial advisor, Feldman possesses extensive credentials in the wealth management industry with more than 25 years of experience. His roles have included supervising a wide range of client relationships, including multi-generational family groups, high net worth individuals, corporate executives and… Read More →

The James Agency names new director of public relations

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The James Agency (TJA) announced Jennifer Adler as its new director of public relations. An accomplished public relations strategist, Adler brings more than a decade of communications and marketing experience to her new position. Adler is replacing TJA’s current Director of Public Relations, Angie Miller, who is retiring at the end of the month. In… Read More →

BMO: Arizona economy will accelerate in 2015

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth

Arizona’s economy should pick up in 2015, with expected GDP growth of 3.5 percent, just ahead of the national average and an improvement from the expected 2.5 percent in 2014, according to the bi-annual U.S. State Monitor Report from BMO Economics. Steady population growth and job growth in the high-tech market will also help lead… Read More →

LCMS Laboratories expands into Arizona

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To serve the growing needs of the bioscience and healthcare communities in the greater Tucson area, LCMS Laboratories, Inc. is opening a high-complexity laboratory in March 2015 and will operate under the guidelines of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).  The laboratory will utilize the latest mass spectrometry technologies and will create high-paying laboratory and… Read More →

Warren Buffett headlines new ASU speaker series

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Leading business figures, including BerkshireHathaway CEO Warren Buffett, are participating in a new speaker series at Arizona State University. The “Iconic Voices” lecture series, to be held at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, features candid in-person and video interviews with business notables that include Buffett and Freeport-McMoran CEO Richard Adkerson as… Read More →

WGM expands cyber security efforts

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Recognizing and responding to growing online threats and information security breaches, WGM Associates, a Scottsdale-based information technology consulting, security and application development firm, has expanded its information security services and added key talent to manage the increased demand for cyber-related management and IT services. WGM Managed Information Security Services will enhance WGM’s focus on intelligence-driven… Read More →

Mountainside Fitness announces Desert Ridge opening

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Mountainside Fitness announced the grand opening celebration of its newest location near Desert Ridge Marketplace located at 4355 E. Irma Lane in Phoenix on February 28. The celebration will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is a free, family-friendly event with music, entertainment, food and beverages. The event will feature interactive activities that… Read More →

Post-op concierge offers car service for patients

Dr. Christopher Salvino, West Valley Hospital’s Trauma Medical Director, (far right) watches during one of the mock drills leading up to the opening of West Valley Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center that opened on July 21. Photo by Abrazo Health.

Meeting the health-care demands of the community is already a challenging job, but patients who miss appointments are adding to that challenge. One of the primary concerns with missed appointments is that they limit access to care for multiple patients. To alleviate the stress of having to ask family and friends for help, the only… Read More →

Former Tempe mayor joins Rose Law Group

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Hugh Hallman has worn many distinguished hats over his 25 year career in law, education, politics and business; Mayor of Tempe, Statewide Candidate for Treasurer, Headmaster, Economist, and Civic Activist. But one title that has remained steadfast throughout his career, is serving as one of the state’s top attorneys. Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group pc announced the appointment… Read More →

Pieceful Solutions hires Colleen Poiani

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Pieceful Solutions, the first and fastest-growing K-12 school in Arizona for children with autism spectrum disorders, hired Colleen Poiani as its Culinary Instructor to help students thrive in the kitchen and perfect everyday life skills taught at the school. Poiani will teach classes at the school’s Gilbert campus, in addition to working with staff in Mesa and Chandler to… Read More →

Pango pay-by-phone app now available for Phoenix parking

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Mayor Greg Stanton, City Councilmembers, representatives from Pango USA and the business community gathered today in downtown Phoenix to announce the Pango pay-by-phone app for on-street parking is now available in Phoenix. “This cutting-edge innovation is helping to create a great urban core in Phoenix that makes life easier for our residents and businesses, and… Read More →

Gateway Golf Group launches new website

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Gateway Golf Group, an industry leader in charity golf event management, fundraising and promotional products, announced the launch of their new website – www.gatewaygolfgroup.com.  This platform offers clients a single-vendor solution to effectively create, develop and manage successful, cost-effective golf events. A turnkey solution for individuals, businesses, charities and non-profit organizations, the site offers a… Read More →

Mary Ann Luciano joins Plexus Worldwide as VP

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Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller that was recently named #8 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, announced that Mary Ann Luciano will join the company as Vice President of Ambassador Education.  She will report directly to Chief Marketing Officer, Alec Clark.  In her new role, she will… Read More →